Game On! @ The Library

Bring the whole family to the Main Library at Goodwood on Saturday, November 18, at 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., for this all-ages, free event and see how many games you can play in one day! Go from card games to life-sized games; enjoy a board game before switching to a VR headset; join a tabletop game session; connect with local gaming groups and stores like Little Wars and more! Come to the Library for some fun and friendly competition! Learn more here.

Baton Rouge Rose Society Propagation Day

The Baton Rouge Rose Society invites you to grab your pruners, hats, and gloves and join them for Propagation Day at the Independence Botanical Gardens (adjacent to the Main Library at Goodwood) on Saturday, November 18, 9-11 a.m. Propagation directions and advice will be available from experienced gardeners and in printed form. Learn something new about successful propagation techniques. All necessary supplies will be provided, along with refreshments.

Virtual Author Talk: Joy Harjo – November 16, 2023 at 3 PM

Thursday, November 16 at 3 PM – United States Poet Laureate and winner of the 2022 Academy of American Poets Leadership Award, Joy Harjo, joins us for a chat about her most recent memoir, Catching the Light, and to discuss her rewarding lifetime as a writer and poet. In Catching the Light, Harjo examines the power of words and how poetry summons us toward justice and healing. In this lyrical meditation about the why of writing poetry, Harjo reflects on significant points of illumination, experience, and questioning from her fifty years as a poet. Harjo insists the most meaningful poetry is birthed through cracks in history from what is broken and unseen.

Spanish Reading Club – November 15

Do you speak or read Spanish? Perhaps you’re looking for a fun way to speak Spanish with others? If you also love reading and discussing books with others, then we have just the group for you! Join us for a club centered around reading books in Spanish! Adults can come to the Bluebonnet Regional Branch at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 15 as we discuss Diarios de Motocicleta by Ernesto “Che” Guevara. Copies are available on Libby, the library reading app. For more information, call 763-2250.

Home of the Happy: Murder on the Cajun Prairie

In 1983, in Mamou, Louisiana, local businessman and community leader Aubrey LaHaye was mysteriously kidnapped from his home and murdered. Forty years later, his great-granddaughter, Jordan told in her forthcoming book, Home of the Happy: A Murder on the Cajun Prairie. She will talk about her experience interviewing family and community members, and the many theories that have emerged around how and why this tragedy took place ranging from the Cajun Mafia, to a hit job, to just a random act of violence. Jordan is the Managing Editor of Country Roads Magazine and a co-host of their podcast, Detours. Come meet Jordan and hear this extraordinary story at the Main Library at Goodwood on Wednesday, November 15 at 6 p.m. as part of the Library’s Special Collections Series.

GIS Day – November 15

The City-Parish of Baton Rouge and the East Baton Rouge Parish Library are hosting GIS Day Baton Rouge at the River Center Branch on Wednesday, November 15, 6-8:30 p.m. GIS stands for geographic information systems. Presentation topics will include: LA DOTD Enterprise GIS Program, Using GIS to Manage Wildlife at LDWF, and Marking 30 Years of EBRGIS. Refreshments will be served. To register and learn more, please visit here.


November Writers Rendezvous – Fairwood Branch Library

Writers are invited to join Writers Rendezvous at the Fairwood Branch for their monthly writers groupĀ at the Fairwood Branch Library for our monthly writers group. There are sessions at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Writers Rendezvous is an informal writers group where people can meet, share ideas, and get feedback on current projects.